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School of Politics and International Relations

This new Tory coalition has deep foundations

24 February 2020

Shared values mean the Conservatives won’t struggle to keep their new voters, according to a Sunday Times columnist who highlights research by Professor Philip Cowley. The column reads, ‘Philip Cowley, professor of

politics at Queen Mary University of London provided an invaluable service on The Times website this month, analysing results in the 60 constituencies that Labour lost in December, some of them back to 1918. As he concludes, what happened in 2019 was far from unprecedented: “In most cases the position has returned to something similar to how things were in the 1980s.”’

PDF available on request: The Sunday Times